Oostburg Christian School

Staff

We have a vision for our Teachers: that they will have a clear commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and their call to live in the following manner: love the Lord, love the children, and love their profession. Teachers will be devoted to being Christian role models for their students, both inside and outside the classroom. They are encouraged to have daily devotions and regularly attend and be involved with a local church family.

 

Mr. Modahl
Mr. Modahl
Administrator

Educator experience:
Oskaloosa Christian School: 3 years 
Oostburg Christian School: 14 years, Science Teacher
Oostburg Christian School: 2 years, Administrator

Favorite Scripture:
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."  Hebrews 12:1-2
 

Mrs. Parrish
Mrs. Parrish
3K Teacher

Educator Experience:
Living Springs Community Church--Children's Ministry Director, Glenwood, IL - 8 years
Oostburg Christian School:  2 years

 

Favorite Scripture:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11
 

Miss VerVelde
Miss VerVelde
4-K / AfterCare Provider

Educator Experience:
HOPE Christian School, Racine, WI, 1 year, 3rd grade
 

Favorite Scripture:
"Each one of you should look not to your own interests but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same of that of Jesus Christ."
Philippians 2:4-5 

Mrs. Klotzbuecher
Mrs. Klotzbuecher
5K Teacher

Educator Experience:
Crown Point, Indiana, 1 year, 3rd Grade Special Education Paraprofessional
Oostburg Christian School, 1 year, 3K Aide
Oostburg Christian School, 1 year, 1st Grade Special Education Paraprofessional
Grafton Elementary, 1 year, Kindergarten Aide,
 

Favorite Scripture:
I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121: 1-2

 

 

 

Mrs. VerVelde
Mrs. VerVelde
First Grade

Educator Experience:
Oostburg Christian School - 37 years

Favorite Scripture:
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days." Psalm 30:14

Mrs. Hendrikse
Mrs. Hendrikse
Second Grade

Educator Experience:
Inwood Christian School --Inwood, IA -- 1 year
Sheboygan Christian School -- 2 years
Oostburg Christian School -- 31 years

Favorite Scripture:
How do I know what and how to teach ? "Open my eyes that I may see (and teach) the wonderful truths of Your law." Psalm 119:18

Mrs. Fowler
Mrs. Fowler
Third Grade/Elementary Vocal Instructor

Educator Experience:
Texas Christian Academy, Arlington, TX - 7 years
Chisago Lakes Christian School, Chisago, MN - 2 years
Community Christian School, Baraboo, WI - 2 years
Life Academy Montesssori Christian School - 1 year
Oostburg Christian School - 2 years
 

Favorite Scripture:
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  Ephesians 2:10

Mrs. Ratajczak
Mrs. Ratajczak
Third Grade

Educator Experience:
Fairview Elementary, Plymouth, WI, 4th grade, 4 years
Oostburg Christian School, 1 year

Favorite Verse:
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:30-31

Mrs. Heidemann
Mrs. Heidemann
Fourth Grade

Educator Experience:
Instructional Assistant--Oostburg Middle School - 2 years
Oostburg Christian School - 2 years

Favorite Scripture:
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."  -Ephesians 4:32

Mrs. Garbison
Mrs. Garbison
Fifth Grade

Educator Experience:
 

Favorite Scripture:
 

Mrs. Veldkamp
Mrs. Veldkamp
Sixth Grade Homeroom

Educator Experience:
Cross Trainers Academy, Milwaukee, WI: 1 year
Oostburg Christian School: 2 years

Favorite Scripture:
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."  Hebrews 6:19-20

Mr. Stecker
Mr. Stecker
Seventh Grade

Educator Experience:
Tri-State Christian School -- 1 year
Oostburg Christian School -- 2 years
 

Favorite Scripture:
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

Mr. Rozeboom
Mr. Rozeboom
Middle School Language Arts; Computers

Educator experience:
Trinity Christian School:          Middle School Language Arts Teacher - 4 years,
Sheboygan Christian School:  Middle School Language Arts Teacher - 5 years
Oostburg Christian School:     Middle School Language Arts Teacher - 3 years

Favorite Scripture:
"For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,  I know that full well.
 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."  Psalm 139:13-16

Mr. Zylstra
Mr. Zylstra
Middle School Biblical Essentials

Educator Experience:
Oostburg Christian School, Middle School, 2 years

Favorite Verse:

Mrs. Katsma
Mrs. Katsma
Middle School Choral Director

Educator Experience:
Middle School/High School Vocal, Ohio:  1 year
Vocal General Music, Riverview Middle School: 3 years
Private voice and piano lessons: 12 years
Oostburg Christian School - 1 year
 

Favorite Scripture:
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."  Philippians 1:22
 

Mrs. Homuth
Mrs. Homuth
5-8 Band Teacher

Educator Experience:
Trinity International University, School of Music Administrator:  5 years
Music for Tots: 2 years
Private Flute Lessons: 6 years
Oostburg Christian School - 1 year

Favorite Verse:
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."   Psalm 139:13-14a

Mrs. Kappers
Mrs. Kappers
Resource Room

Educator Experience:
Oostburg Christian School - 30 years
Teacher Consultant for Christian Learning Center Network - 2 years

Favorite Scripture:
"Be still and know that I am God."   Psalm 46:10

Mrs. Heinen
Mrs. Heinen
Resource Room Support Staff

Educator experience:
Kindergarten, Lincoln Elementary School - 1 year
Second Grade, Lincoln Elementary School - 8 years
First Grade, Lincoln Elementary School -  2 years
Oostburg Christian School - 1 year
 

Favorite Scripture:
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweights them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  2 Corinthians 4:17-18

 

Mrs. Bruggink
Mrs. Bruggink
3-8 Grade Art

Educator Experience:
K-12 Substitute Teacher - 5 years
Summer School: Elementary Art - 3 years
Summer School: Elementary Cooking - 4 years
Summer School: Elementary Math - 1 year
Oostburg Christian School - 1 year

Favorite Scripture :
 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."  2 Chronicles 7:14.

Mrs. Lammers
Mrs. Lammers
Office Manager

Experience:  
Human Resources - 15 years
School, church, and community volunteer project
Oostburg Christian School - 3 years
 

Favorite Scripture: 
"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Mrs. VanDyken
Mrs. VanDyken
Business Manager

Experience:
 

Favorite Scripture:
 

Mrs. Eggebeen
Mrs. Eggebeen
Resource Development Director

Educator Experience:
Oostburg Christian School --29 years
Sheboygan County Christian High School --10 years

Favorite Scripture:
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."  Ephesians 3:20-21

Mrs. Zylstra
Mrs. Zylstra
GRACE Fund Raising Coordinator

Experience:
Fund Raising Coordinator - 4 years

Favorite Scripture:
"If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."  Mark 9:35